Shock Bushings. To Lube Or Not To Lube

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  • andysredmini
    Member

    Just received my shiny new bushing press from eBay with a set of new bushing for my Fox rp23 rear shock.
    Read conflicting views on lubing up the inside face when installing. I didn’t think you were meant to due to them having the self lubricating inner coating (red/orange.

    Any recommendations?

    Andy

    Milkie
    Member

    Always lube the inside of the bush.. Unless its a self lubricating bush… 😆 😆

    btw… I have no idea!

    LoCo
    Member

    The polymer bushes are self lubricating as are the standard fox du bushes and the new fox ‘low friction’ ones.
    Don’t lube them as they don’t need it and it just attracts dirt as well.

    andysredmini
    Member

    Thanks LoCo. Its the DP bushings I have. Does that make a difference?

    Andy

    sailor74
    Member

    No. Dont lube shock bushings.

    Orange Crush
    Member

    Given the rapidity with which those on my pals’ bikes wear out (I’ve a hardtail) I’d be finding a way to fit a grease nipple and keeping ’em well greased.

    andysredmini
    Member

    I put them in dry!
    Thanks for all the help.

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